C.S. Lewis, on Shame

In looking for a specific passage in C.S. Lewis’ A Grief Observed, I came across this sentence:

I sometimes think that shame, mere awkward, senseless shame, does as much towards preventing good acts and straightforward happiness as any of our vices can do.

I stared at it.  And I thought, “Yes.”


About lizardqueen

If single-mothering were a paid job, I'd be rich. However, it doesn't, so I write (which doesn't pay the bills) and teach (which does). I'm overly-educated in the liberal arts, but that doesn't hinder my ability to be pragmatic and realistic. YAY.
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2 Responses to C.S. Lewis, on Shame

  1. Steph says:

    yea verily. I pray they will all miraculously disappear and stop tormenting all of us so mercilessly.

  2. Heather says:

    True. Shame, fear, embarrassment, and worry all seem to be cousins that have a strange strangle-hold on us.

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